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#805130 - 07/18/09 06:58 PM Pros and cons on owning a blood hound?
Frisbie Offline
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Registered: 06/28/08
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Loc: Burleson, TX
Just wondering what the pros and cons are about these dogs. Good with kids? other dogs? digging? and whatever else.

My wife saw one the other day and has fallen in love with them. She is on me to find one. Just wanted to see what the experts have to say......

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#805131 - 07/18/09 07:01 PM Re: Pros and cons on owning a blood hound? [Re: Frisbie]
Zack Offline
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Registered: 11/03/04
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Loc: Troy, Texas
They are a slave to their nose. They generally don't care about alot other than smelling stuff.


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#805132 - 07/18/09 07:45 PM Re: Pros and cons on owning a blood hound? [Re: Zack]
gary roberson Offline
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I owned only one registered bloodhound and a few crosses with other hound breeds. If you live in the city, forget it. They can be loud and need room to roam.
As a rule, they are extremely docile but not good with small children as they can send them flying without meaning to. I have seen a few (perhaps the way they were raised) that were very aggressive guard dogs. A friend of mine was the dog man for Texas Dept. of Corrections many years ago and some of the track dogs they used would put the "runners" in trees and keep them there until the guards could arrive on horseback.
One thing for sure, your kids will never be able to hide from you.
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#805133 - 07/20/09 08:02 PM Re: Pros and cons on owning a blood hound? [Re: gary roberson]
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yeast infetions in the ears and in the skin folds


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#805134 - 07/21/09 06:41 PM Re: Pros and cons on owning a blood hound? [Re: scooter79]
westtexaswatkins Offline
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Registered: 05/31/07
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Loc: Anton, TX
In-laws have one and are having problems. Like mentioned above once the nose gets going there's no calling them back. Apparently they are slow learners and hard to house break. He did the research after the purchase.

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#805135 - 07/21/09 08:59 PM Re: Pros and cons on owning a blood hound? [Re: westtexaswatkins]
Frisbie Offline
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LOL.... I am trying to do that BEFORE the purchase

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#805136 - 07/24/09 12:31 AM Re: Pros and cons on owning a blood hound? [Re: Frisbie]
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Get and big truck and you can looke like the Snowman!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJbErRI25ig&feature=related

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#805137 - 07/24/09 11:09 AM Re: Pros and cons on owning a blood hound? [Re: cajundave]
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Come play with one of these in person and you won't go home empty handed...



My dad used to run coon dogs and as someone said, noisy and rough. It's in their nature to smell and bark, and bark.

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#805138 - 07/24/09 09:25 PM Re: Pros and cons on owning a blood hound? [Re: DoubleB20]
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Loud, obnoxious, incessant howling. Do everyone a favor and pick another breed.

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#805139 - 07/25/09 11:51 AM Re: Pros and cons on owning a blood hound? [Re: reeltexan]
Frisbie Offline
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LOL. Ok guys thanks!!!! Any suggestions?

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#805140 - 07/25/09 09:58 PM Re: Pros and cons on owning a blood hound? [Re: Frisbie]
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ive always wondered what they would be like for hog dogs....

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#805141 - 07/26/09 12:05 AM Re: Pros and cons on owning a blood hound? [Re: Brandon A]
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Brittany or Lab. Both great dogs. Good family pets, also great atheletes and hunters.

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#805142 - 07/26/09 01:21 AM Re: Pros and cons on owning a blood hound? [Re: reeltexan]
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Vizsla! Vizsla! Vizsla! I've got puppies looking for homes now. Great hunting dogs and better family dogs.

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#805143 - 07/26/09 01:26 AM Re: Pros and cons on owning a blood hound? [Re: reeltexan]
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Registered: 04/03/08
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Loc: Aubrey, TX
Your wife see's one and now it could be a good idea???

You've got to be kidding me????

My husband see's a lot of things he would like.. Many aren't worth discussing much less posting on a hunting forum....;)

Angie

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#805144 - 07/26/09 06:32 PM Re: Pros and cons on owning a blood hound? [Re: Angie B]
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Hey Frisbie how you doing ?
I have 2 bloodhounds her ein Childress, both are great dogs.
Cooter came from a kennel in Chico called the Blue Moon pet Resort.
Guy's name is Walt Partain, he raises them for people allover the world, and he is a rescue shelter for them that are abandoned or gave up.
Rosco I got when I was working on the border and some guy there was just letting him run all over town.
Anyway, they aren't hard to house break, get them a metal travel kenal or plastic, and let that be there safe place in the house, they don't wanna go where they sleep.
May be some problems if it's a pup, but generaly they learn quick to go outside.
As far as the yeast infections in the folds of their skin and ears, I have never had that problem with mine and they are outside in the dirt and whatever all the time.
Usualy a wet washcloth to the ears and folds will do the trick.
Yes they will follow their nose, mine would get out of the yard for anywhere from 1 day to 5 days and then come dragging their tails into the yard, haven't done it now for over a year.
Never had a problem with them digging anymore than any other dog I've had.
Yes they can be food and play toy aggresive, so I feed mine away from each other.
If they hear my truck keys they go nuts and will do there best to push out the gate for a ride.
Yes they can be clumsy and can knock even a full grown person down by running into them, just like any other big breed dog.
Mine will for sure let me know when anyone who isn't a regular out here south of town at my house comes up.
Usually feed them 2 cups of food 2 times a day, maybe a little less with the weather being hot and them being big sleepers.
Mine love to be on the leash and even better when I put them on a harness.
Very easy to keep groomed, and clean, just a good brush or metal type deshedder, they love that.
Anyway hope this helps, call if you want for more info 940-585-9090.

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